LPM Gallery Opening Exhibit 2005
In 2004, I attended an annual fundraiser at Gallery 101, and purchased a small painting by local Ottawa artist Peter Shmelzer. When I asked Peter if he had more, he told me he not only had over 20 paintings in storage, that no one seemed to want to exhibit, but also, a series of sculptures.
That was probably the defining moment where I decided to move forward with the idea of opening up my own gallery in Ottawa… and idea that terrified me, considering I came directly from the New York City art market, to the realization that Ottawa would not be an easy town to make a living selling art at.
Amd why not start with the a bang.
With the work of Shmelzer.